While the Gardener is Away, the Veggies Will PlayPosted: May 30, 2012
My garden on 5/12/12
My garden 5/29/12
Holy cow. We had 3 days of rain and then I went away for the holiday weekend. The garden (and all of the plots around me) went a little bonkers.
I chopped down the mustard greens and my spinach. My spinach had actually bolted but I pulled off the leaves and got a huge bag of greens. Guess what I am having for lunch! I also put the mustard flowers into a ball jar on the dining room table as a lovely centerpiece.
Tons of mustard, spinach, Romaine, and a few green beans.
This is the plant that was already growing in our plot when I started…I thought it was a cucumber but now it looks a lot like a zucchini, especially those flowers. Now we are down to one cucumber plant, which is not doing so hot. I might need to get another plant and maybe more beans…I just cannot stop!
Speaking of beans…
We had the few beans I harvested on top of our greens last night, and Nick commented that no grocery bean can ever taste as good as fresh from the garden. He couldn’t put a finger on the flavor, but I love seeing people get excited about vegetables. Green beans are his favorite in general hence another reason why I think we need more!
- my snap peas are not happy and may need to come out
- I am thinking about putting in some eggplant when the lettuce goes
- my tomatoes are getting flowers!
- more bean plants are needed
- maybe another cucumber
- it is almost time to harvest a lot of kale! (Nick will juice a lot of it)
Check on your garden every day if possible!
What should I do when my lettuce, spinach and kale are done? Will kale continue to produce after it gets to full size? I am trying to learn more about how to handle things that don’t continue to produce once they reach maturity.
How are your gardens doing?